Safeguarding team

The diocesan Safeguarding Team is currently led by the Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Sean Augustin

He is supported by Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Samantha Suddery; Stephen Ellis who has responsibility for safeguarding training and policy administration; and Mims Harrison, the Safeguarding Advisor. 

Any individual who wishes to come forward with information or to make a disclosure is encouraged to make direct contact with the diocesan Safeguarding Team.

For all reporting and enquires please email

Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Sean Augustin
T: 07704 338885

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Samantha Suddery
T: 07710 158 472

Diocesan Safeguarding Training and Policy Officer: Stephen Ellis.
T: 01928 718834 ext 261

PA to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mims Harrison
T: 01928 718834 ext 266

The Lead Bishop for Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chester is Julie Conalty, the Bishop of Birkenhead. Julie joined the diocese in 2021 having served as an archdeacon in the Diocese of Rochester and has a wealth of safeguarding experience within the youth and probation services. Julie's appointment was welcomed by survivor groups and endorsed by Bishop Mark, who said: “Julie brings with her many years of professional expertise in safeguarding. Her passion for justice and truth, and her joyful faith will be an asset and a blessing to us."

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